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C-12 pilots take to skies at Edwards

In the midst of all the test missions here in the High Desert, Edwards is also home to the U.S. Air Force C-12 school house. Actually, it's a split school house.

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AF senior leaders caution against sequestration

The Air Force’s top two leaders justified their service’s funding proposal in the fiscal year 2016 President’s Budget request to members of the Senate Appropriations Committee during an Air Force posture hearing Feb. 25, in Washington, D.C.

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AF marks first RQ-4 non-military base landing

A remotely piloted U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk aircraft landed Feb. 22, at Avalon Airport in Victoria, Australia, marking this the first time a high-altitude asset has flown into a non-military air base to be viewed by the general public.

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Sports

Base gym hosts star-studded basketball event

The Rosburg Fitness Center recently hosted a two-day All-Star Basketball Showcase Feb. 17 and 18, which included players from multiple squadrons and units currently playing in the intramural basketball season.

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Pave Hawk team gives test at Edwards a shot

The Gun Harmonizing Range is one of the base's many unique test assets and landmarks that always causes flightline drivers to do a double-take due to its Aztec pyramid-looking shape.


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Salutes & Awards

AAFES earns 2015 Diversity Leader Award

Posted  January 30, 2015

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service has been named a Diversity Leader Award winner from Profiles in Diversity Journal for 2015, emphasizing the exchange’s commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The exchange was one of only 19 large organizations-those with 3,000 associates or more-to be honored in the seventh-annual competition.  Organizations…

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Commentary

Lessons learned in protecting social media accounts

Posted  January 30, 2015

On a Saturday afternoon in late November, I was informed about a political remark that appeared on my Director of Public Affairs Twitter feed. A staff member called to ask if I was aware of the re-tweet. At the time, I was on leave, out of the state, tending to my daughter who had had…

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Deadline for 2015 scholarship applications Feb. 13

Posted  January 30, 2015

College student Jordan Cherry said winning a scholarship from the Scholarships for Military Children program was a great opportunity for her. “It definitely decreases the financial burden of school, which we all know is a big benefit with college costing so much.” The Defense Commissary Agency wants to remind you that the opportunity to apply…

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Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

Posted  January 30, 2015

- As stated last week, the Atlantic Monthly ran an article contrasting two sets of virtues: “resume virtues” and “eulogy virtues.” The goal of the article was to provide motivation for others in order to create a “counterculture” to our power, wealth and achievement culture. In the author’s words, we need to become people who…

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Events

Announcements – January 30, 2015

Posted  January 30, 2015

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 Edwards Gives Back Have you used your Coyote Cash yet? Be sure to redeem yours at Club Muroc, High Desert Lanes’ Strike Zone Snack Bar, or Muroc Lake Golf Course’s Sandbagger Grill by Feb. 15! Sponsorship Opportunities Attention local business operators; Reach your military market! Edwards…

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Local

News Briefs January 23, 2015

Posted  January 23, 2015

Fitz-Gerald pedestrian crossing work Through next week, road work will be taking place near the Fitz-Gerald Blvd. and Doolittle Parkway intersections, which is located in the housing area near Chapel 2. This work will result in better visibility of the pedestrian crossings and make crossing at these locations easier and safer for all. Fitz-Gerald and…

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JIC aims to maintain good order, morale, discipline

Posted  January 23, 2015

In the Sept. 9, 2014, Desert Wings, an article titled Vandalism costs school district $12,000.î The story was about damage that occurred at Bailey Elementary School. The 412th Test Wing has taken to address not only that instance of vandalism, but also other acts of misconduct committed within our community. Last November, Brig. Gen. Michael…

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SecAF, CSAF discuss future of the Air Force

Posted  January 23, 2015

Senior leadership addressed the key issues, priorities, initiatives and challenges facing the Air Force during the State of the Air Force press briefing, Jan. 15 at the Pentagon.

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Driving on base could make you eligible for gas tax refund

Posted  January 23, 2015

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The state of California may refund taxes paid on gasoline to residents who use the gasoline while driving on a military installation. Claims must be submitted to the California State Controllerís office. Each time a California resident pulls up to the pump, they pay taxes for each gallon of…

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Air Force senior leadership addresses need to stabilize RPA enterprise

Posted  January 23, 2015

During a State of the Air Force address held at the Pentagon, Jan 15, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James announced immediate preliminary steps to develop a get-well plan to improve the health of the MQ-1B Predator and MQ-9 Reaper enterprise in light of extensive combatant commander operational needs. (Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance)…

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